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Boffins Books are proud to be selling books at the Perth Australian Women's Leadership Symposium 2019.
The first book by this author, I Stop Somewhere, was hard hitting and exposed the emotion and the injustice of rich kids trying to get away with rape and murder, this second book brings a whole new light to the experience of friends and families of someone who has commited murder and the psychological effects it has.
Blooms is an amazing survey of contemporary floral design, from over 80 floral designers working around the world today who push the boundaries of the art of floristry. Anyone who loves flowers and floristry will be delighted with this stunning book.
When we think of Japan, we think of cherry blossoms, or Sakura, as a national symbol. From the mid nineteenth century through to the 1930s in Japan, cherry trees were planted en masse to celebrate state occasions, and a certain cherry cultivar, Somei-yoshino cherries, was always used.The diverse old varieties were pushed out, some becoming extinct. Because of the efforts of an Englishman, Collingwood Ingram, numerous varieties of cherry were preserved. “Cherry” Ingram travelled to Japan in the early part of the twentieth century and became aware of what was happening to the traditional cultivars. He worked tirelessly to preserve them, working with people in Japan and also in England. He certainly earned his nickname. This award winning biography, told by a Japanese journalist, has now been translated into English in a delightful hardcover edition, with beautiful botanical drawings and photographs, including of Cherry’ Ingram’s pre-war trips to Japan.
We all know about Hans Heysen, the South Australian artist famous for his watercolours of gum trees, we know less about his daughter Nora. She was an artist too, and a great one, with some noteable firsts. The first woman to win the famous Archibald Prize for portraiture (in 1938). In 1943 she was appointed to be our first official woman war artist, and produced 62 wonderful paintings and 102 drawings of our women’s services in the Pacific theatre of war. Her beautiful flower paintings, and her still lifes, are probably her most intimate works. Her friends included artists Camille Pissaro (through his daughter) and Jeffrey Smart. Her life was unconventional and fragmented, and very interesting to anyone who wants to understand the life of an artist. This fascinating book, with colour reproductions of Nora Heysen’s works, will make a wonderful gift.
Inspired by a real life drug trial Hurley explores power, class and prejudice in the world of medical research.
Third instalment in the quartet, Spring is experimental form and uses the conversations and imaginings of an ageing TV and film director to present riffs on identity politics, nationalism and internet privacy - to name a few.
Wonderful coming of age story that reveals the impact of formative dramatic events in a young woman’s life.
Reflection on the themes of motherhood and marriage in the wake of an increasingly uncertain social, environmental, and political future. Classy!
Engaging fictionalised account of the relationship between Lee Miller, Mar-ray and their contemporaries. Fascinating look at ambition.
A warm hearted pilgrimage across India by three sisters carrying out the final rites of their mother. Secrets and regrets revealed as they are forced to reflect on life choices they have made.
The hunt is on, but for who? thriller set in the West Australian Outback.
A coming of age story about a young man’s attempt to be at one with the world by mastering a craft.
Amidst the threat of a second world war a Palestinian medical student in Paris must find a place to make a mark within the social and political turbulence created by ongoing historical events including the Palestinian struggle for independence.
Pushes all the right buttons and poses all the right questions while confronting us with inability to control our own vanities and desires .
A sharp examination of what can transpire when people believe they are faced with limited options in life.
This is an amazing, honest, emotional, intense book about grief and really struggling in the wake of a death in the family. Definitely for the over 14s only. This author’s first novel was a NYT best seller.
Great old-fashioned English mystery set in a town called Eerie-On-Sea, chock full of eccentric characters. Will appeal to fans of Lemony Snickett and the Withering-by-Sea series. Boy AND girl main characters. Perfect holiday read for 7-10 year olds.
The new book in the ridiculously popular Wimpy Kid series.
Australian picture book, second in the series, super funny and cute, lovely story about art, acceptance, and creative self esteem. Great for the under fives.
Graeme Base's iconic illustration, this seafaring adventure and the quest to find a legendary beast will have kids wide eyed in wonder as they hunt for snail and crossbones and are encouraged to join in to help Wilbur on his journey.
"The Haven is a great middle grade thriller with a modern vibe on social culture. As with the new series by Chris Ryan, this is the perfect follow on for fans of Alex Rider, The Cherub series and readers of gritty thriller adventures. It's also good for reluctant readers as its fast paced plot and identifiable characters will help readers slip into the story."
"Drawing on ten years of experience in the SAS, Chris Ryan's exciting new series for middle grade readers will make the perfect next read for fans of the Cherub books by Robert Muchamore, Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz and a boost for a more reluctant teen to pick up something light and action packed, full of thrills and danger!"
"Originally published in 2011, this special edition of V.E. Schwab's debut novel includes a never before seen short story and brand new introduction for any fans of the Darker Shade of Magic bestselling author. Steeped in mythology and folklore vibes, this dark story will suck you in with outstanding visual prose and an exciting and haunting tale of creepy witches with a Pied Piper like twist."
"After disguising herself as a boy to train in the Narroway Hunt, Ottilie must now help the other girls who are not allowed to fight, as the dredretches come closer and closer to threatening their safety. A brilliant girl power book for readers typically aged 8-12 but I would definitely recommend this to any age who likes fantasy adventure. Particularly readers of Nevermoor, Monsterblood Tattoo and Lintang."
"For readers who enjoy a good dystopian thriller, this new one by the author of The Treatment will show a glimpse into the exclusive institution known as The Innovations Academy where girls are taught to be better than the rest. But with a strong 'Handmaid's Tale vibe' this book will deliver a feminist strength when the darkness starts to creep in and a thrilling revolt ensues. Perfect for those who enjoyed Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill or want something a little darker than A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay. "
"Part history, part travelogue, Winder’s conclusion to his trilogy on lost Europe is an amusing look at the history of a place you’ve never heard of."
"An argument for the importance of local communities in supporting global economies & radical ideas for a balance between market, community & the state"
"Munjed Al Muderis shares the story of his return to Iraq to perform revolutionary surgery on amputees wounded in the war against ISIS"
"A look at sleep disorders through the neuroscience behind our sleeping minds and the benefits of good sleep to our overall health"
"Fans of Matt Parker will enjoy his wit and intellect in this fun but scary account of what happens when maths goes wrong in the real world"
"The king of horror manga’s classic story about the secret shape of the world, in a beautiful single-volume hardcover."
"A captivating read about knowledge lost and found again through history."
"Extending on from the Anatomy of Evil, a look at the cultural and technological changes that the authors believe have contributed to new depths of evil."
"Powerful reading – would suit readers of quality literature."
"The final book in the Bernie Gunther series, a great read for crime and history buffs."
Doggerland takes its title from a low-lying area of land that once joined Britain to mainland Europe before being engulfed by rising sea levels. It is partly a story of man vs nature, but also one of resilience and endurance.
Boffins Books, UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and the City of Perth Library are delighted to host Sarah Maddison in-conversation with Colleen Hayward as she speaks on her new book 'The Colonial Fantasy: Why White Australia Can't Solve Black Problems'.
Boffins Books and Cottesloe Golf Club are delighted to host Adrian Hayes as he speaks on his book One Man's Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2.
Accidental or intentional? This page-turner will have you wondering.
18 years after Good to Great came out, Jim Collins shares new insights about the flywheel principle
With Chris Ferrie’s latest your baby will be light years ahead
Just turn to page 44 and read the next few page about Krypton, and you’ll know why both you and your kids will love this book
A great survey of the problems of living in our cities, with strategies for a better future
A superb biography of an amazing Australian adventurer and photographer
This annual collation of the worlds watches is a must have for any watch lover!
A bright fun A –Z book covering the most notable and beloved mid century designers and their works.
This collection of beautiful and liveable homes are set amongst the wilderness, from mountainous views to the rugged outback.
A stunning contemporary overview of Textile Art today, very inspiring.
I enjoyed, and learned from, this story of the man behind the Jim’s franchising success story.
Masterpiece. Insight into Orwell’s heroic struggle with illness as he composes his final work
Vivid depiction of alienation expressed with great detail through the eyes of a young woman coming of age in Western Australia.
A mesmerising anatomy of a woman’s journey through addiction.
A reflection on mortality. An unsettling account of a family coming to terms with the impact of climate change, disease and evolution.
Multi award winning Swedish author, Jakob Wegelius brings us an incredible adventure mystery novel, in the style of a classic detective story with a twist, the protagonist is a gorilla. A very smart, very loyal Gorilla. The book reads like a film unravelling in your head and you will find it hard to put it down as you are taken away by a story of murder, accordian repair and complex machines, a seafaring adventure with beautiful illustrations throughout. When you are done with it and find you are wanting more, pick up the graphic novel style prequel, The Legend of Sally Jones.
Before she became the Murderer's Ape, Sally Jones was a travelling and adventuring gorilla across the world, thwarting jewel thieves and finding friendship in a sad and lonely sailor. This is a highly illustrated prequel that shares the real story of this marvellous primate perfect for ages 12 and up who are looking for a mysterious, action packed adventure. It's classic style is reminisce of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle book stories and great for those interested in skullduggery and intrigue!
Return to the world of The Storm Whale with another seaside story of adventure. When Noi is sent to stay with grandma, he can't imagine anything more boring than the tiny windswept island where the grass grows sideways and his grandma is always too busy doing something to play with him. That is until he finds himself on an adventure of discovery and realises there is no one better by his side.
When you don't know what to read, this book is perfect to give you a taste of everything, brought to you by the esteemed #loveOzYA group who continue to promote the message of reading for teens and especially showcase the amazing work Australian authors give us every year.
Boffins Kids will spend hours pouring over this comprehensive encyclopedia, updated to include 2018 statistics and new information previously not found in similar resources. With easy to read, bite-sized chunks of information and filled to the brim with colourful illustrations, this book will be a must have addition to any home library.
Something different for the historical fiction readers in the 12-14 age bracket with a beautifully written coming of age story set around the events of 1979 when Skylab was falling from space. A perfect perspective novel for the current generation and perhaps a memory trip for those who were there.
A look at fashion through a Queer, Black lens that will inspire you to pay more attention to the way we dress.
Another incredible read from Marchetta, the perfect cosy weekend read – and with an amazingly evocative Australian suburban setting.
The perfect read for any home birdwatcher – learn just how much these friends understand.
Abdel Sellou’s biography of con-man-turned-carer gets a new cover with the release of the Upside.
This biography of one of Australia’s premier woman artists restores her to her rightful place in our history.
Boffins Books, The Women's Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services, and the City of Perth Library are delighted to present Natasha Stott Despoja for a High Tea talk where she will speak about her new book, On Violence, and asks - why is violence against women endemic, and how do we stop it?